OPEN CITY DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL 2021

Treat yourself to a special cinema experience and enjoy documentaries on the big screen.

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We're delighted to be part of this year's Open City Documentary Festival again. Open City Documentary Festival creates an open space in London to nurture and champion the art of non-fiction cinema.

As part of the festival, Bertha DocHouse will be hosting several events, Q&As and shorts programme. Please see the full line up below:

 

Thu 9th September, 18.20 
Shady River 
Tatiana Mazú González | 2020 | Argentina | 82’ 

Río Turbio (Shady River) is the name of the coal town in the Argentinian Patagonia where the filmmaker hails from. 
 

Fri 10th September, 18.20 
Bicentenario + Sol de Campinas

Sol de Campinas
Jessica Sarah Rinland | 2021 | Brazil | 26’ 

Sol de Campinas observes a team of archaeologists as they excavate a ring of mounds within a territory currently known as the State of Acre, Brazi

Bicentenario
Pablo Álvarez Mesa | 2021 | Colombia, Canada | 43’ 

Invoking the spirit of Simón Bolívar, Bicentenario is an essayistic travelogue that sets out to critique and complicate his legacy. 


Sun 12th September, 18.00
The Blue House + The House is Yet to Be Built

The Blue House
Hamedine Kane | 2020 | Belgium | 55’

Senegalese-Mauritian filmmaker, Hamedine Kane’s The Blue House is an intimately observed portrait of Alpha, a charismatic artist living and working in exile in the Calais Jungle. 

The House is Yet to Be Built
Sílvia das Fadas | 2018 | Portugal, Austria, USA | 35’ | 
Sílvia das Fadas traces a journey between five sites of revolutionary outsider architecture: an ideal palace built by a postman, a red house designed by a socialist agitator; a pacifist tower erected against the movements of History; an exuberant garden engendered; and a merry cemetery.

 

Sun 12th September, 20:30 
Rock Bottom Riser
Fern Silva | 2021 | USA | 70’ | 

Rock Bottom Riser is an essay film that explores connections between geology, astrology and settler colonialism on the island of Hawaii. 
 

Mon 13th September, 20.30
Open City Documentary Festival 2021: Combined Programme

A combined programme including recent films by Alexandra Cuesta, Ute Aurand, Maria Anastassiou and Rebecca Jane Arthur.